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MGM Resorts International has announced an agreement with GVC to launch a new poker and casino product in the New Jersey real money online gaming market.
MGM to Launch Another Real Money Online Poker Room and Casino in New Jersey This Year

PlayMGM will go live in New Jersey on GVC software later in 2017.


Online casino Fortuna has gone live for real money games in the Czech Republic, complementing its existing licensed sportsbook.
Fortuna Goes Live with Licensed Casino Games in Czech Republic via Playtech Partnership

The company is first to offer both a licensed sportsbook and casino games in the country.


The worldwide cash game market remained steady in November. Average concurrent cash game seats across the entire industry for the last week of the month was recorded at 31,450, up half a percentage point over the last week of October.
Traffic Insight: November 2016

WPN jumps into the global top five, MPN (briefly) overtook partypoker for the first time in history.


The online poker industry had an excellent week last week and has been on a steady upwards trajectory since June 1.
Traffic Insight

Unseasonably high online poker cash game traffic is being seen in most markets around the world.


Local media in Poland has been speculating what might be included in upcoming Polish gambling laws. Further details have emerged in the ongoing saga of Portugal trying to regulate online gaming.
Regulation Insight

Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and more in this week’s wrap-up of igaming regulatory news.


Intertain has lost its CEO John Fitzgerald following controversy over a hedge fund report. Boyd Gaming reported fourth quarter 2015 net revenues of $542.7 million, an increase of 2.1% over the same period in 2014.
Industry Insight

Amaya, Ladbrokes, NYX, Intertain, Boyd, MGM and more.


As with competing products, Slot and Gos are fast structure, 3-handed, winner-takes-all tournaments where the prize pool is randomized at the start of the tournament.
Lottomatica Adds Lottery Sit and Gos

“Slot and Go” comes to IGT’s Italian online poker network.


The race to find a buyer for bwin.party heats up with Amaya supporting a bid by GVC and 888 independently competing to takeover the company.
Industry Insight

All eyes are on bwin.party as the names of potential bidders are revealed.


Disappointing results for bwin.party but bidders remain in discussions and Caesars’ bankruptcy continues to generate big legal fees which not help its results.
Industry Insight

Amaya is caught up in an Italian tax evasion investigation, but announces that it pre-dated its acquisition of PokerStars.


Takeover talks break down between William Hill and 888. bwin.party’s share price breaks down after rumors that takeover talks with unnamed parties have ended—bwin.party has denied the rumor.
Industry Insight

Mixed results from the latest poker industry financial reports—Unibet & Boyd Gaming are pleased, but Zynga’s woes continue.


As GTECH gets closer to closing its dot-com “International Poker Network” (IPN), it has closed its bad beat jackpot promotion.
GTECH Manages Orderly Shutdown of Dot-com Poker Network

The Bad Beat Jackpot is being distributed in freerolls, as the International Poker Network (IPN), aka Boss Media/SPIELO G2, prepares for May shutdown.


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